Grendel’s mother was fierce, combative, monster that had to seek revenge on Beowulf for her son’s death. Grendel’s mother was never given a name. She was referred as the other one, “and now this powerful other one arrives, this force for evil “, spoken from the mouth of Beowulf. In this character analysis, I will describe to you Grendel’s mother appearance, her personality, as well as how other characters in the work view or interact with her. Her nasty appearance will be described by the other characters. But her personality will be described off of her actions. Finally, the way other characters view and interact with her will be through her reason for being a part of this epic.
First, Grendel’s mother appearance, “Grendel’s mother, monstrous hell-bride, brooded on her wrongs” stated in the text. She was described as a “swamp-thing from hell, the tarn-hag in all her strength”. The term “tarn” is a small lake. She is a water monster. This monster was strong compared to her son Grendel. She was so strong; she broke the first blade that Beowulf swung upon her head...
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